Mexico 1884-Go BR 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 5827
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This specimen was lot 5827 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $195.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 8 Reales, 1884-Go BR. Cap & Ray. Toned. NGC graded MS-63." The Guanajuato mint struck operated 1812-1900 and is one of the abundant mints for eight reales; this date is common in all grades. Overdates 84/74, 84/3 and 84/73 are known for assayer BR, none rare.

Recorded mintage: 4,733,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-377.13; Eliz-961.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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